Coughing up white chunks

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on a morning when i wake ilight>upilight> i always need to cough and clear my throat since about a year ago. but now it has extended to needing to do it throughout the day. sometime the mucus that comes up is small hard sticky lumps that nearly make me be sick as they get stuck in my throat. or some times theres a lot of yellow and white flem. its never clear. i'm wondering wat the cause of this is as i can constantly feel it there at back of my throat like a coating.
For about eight years now (since i have moved to Huntsville, AL from PA), i have been spitting ilight>upilight> yellowish-ilight>whiteilight> pea-size ilight>chunksilight> with a foul odor from my throat (usually come when ilight>coughingilight> or sneezing). i have been feeling okay otherwise with no fever or any other symptoms. i have since been on a wide spectrum of antibiotics for various sinus infections which have not helped the chunks. They come up periodically usually about once every one to two weeks.
So last week it happened for the first time while i was ilight>coughingilight>. This gross stuff came ilight>upilight>, it felt jelloie you could say. And then it happened again today. But istead of swolling it, i ran to the bathroom and spit it out to look at it. it was like a white tan color. Thick too. it was in an almost rectangular ball shape. There was two chunks. Afterwards to brushed my teeth- plenty of times. Does any one have any idea what this is? im willing to answer an Appropriate questions, so please ask.
The other week i was eating some cake and somehow some of it went ilight>upilight> my nose. i eventually got it down after snorting and blowing my nose. i didnt think too much of it until this week when the same thing happened again except i couldnt get the food down. The problem is now whenever i eat all my food keeps getting caught in my nasal cavity. My left nostril feels rather weird where it joins the bak of my throught, it feels like there is some sort of gap which wont close.
when i went to the doctor i was already sick for 2 months, they put me on a nebulizer and gave me an x-ray on my lungs, they said i either have pnemonea or bronchitis, it doesn't really hurt at all until night time, and i kinda throw up alot, well like once or twice a week, but i recall the last time i threw ilight>upilight>, i coughed during and big ilight>whiteilight> ilight>chunksilight> came out, it seemed like puss or hard mucus, and they where clogging my throw up from coming out, soi was like choking, i don't know what to think
So the daily muscous is getting worse and worse. ilight>chunksilight> of yellow/ilight>whiteilight>/green depending on the time constantly need to be coughed up. i think they are from my sinsuses. Constant post nasal drip and twitchy throat. And of course all the coughing makes my lungs sore and twitchy. Nasal rinsining also does nothing and bring out anothing even though i'm sitting her coughing more after it.
when i do cough in the MORNiNG (on purpose), i cough up quite thick chunks of phlegm that are bright yellow, sometimes a greenish color (i cough about 10 ilight>chunksilight> ilight>upilight> each morning), and then as the day goes on, when i cough ilight>upilight> phlegm, it is ilight>whiteilight> and/or clear, less chunky, but still quite thick. i am worried about •Bronchiectasis because 1. it's week #5 and although the cough has gotten MUCH better, i still have phlegm/chest congestion daily and 2. That morning phlegm is QUiTE thick/chunky.
A friend of mine (who refuses to go to a doctor, no matter how much i nag them) is worried about their symptoms of constant runny nose, wheezing in throat but not in chest, breathlessness, and ilight>coughingilight> ilight>upilight> ilight>whiteilight> phlegm. My friend iS a smoker, and is going through a lot of stress currently.
For a really long time now (months) i have been randomly ilight>coughingilight> ilight>upilight> hard ilight>chunksilight> of what looks like mucus. The back of my throat will start itching and if i try and scratch it i end up scratching off more of the hard mucus. i also couch it up sometimes. it is coming from the part of my throat that is bubbly on both sides, i think they might be my glads, i have tried to identify them using a diagram but im not sure what they are. is this something i need to be very concerned about?
Not only the bad breath and taste, but it causes alot of histemic reaction in the form of increased mucous and ilight>coughingilight>. when i am able to cough them ilight>upilight>, my symptoms subside. i believe they are a symptom of a fungal infection but so far cannot find a doctor who is willing to look into it.
Night sweats, extreme fatigue, upper respitory infection, ilight>coughingilight> ilight>upilight> clear ilight>chunksilight>, mouth ulcers, lose of appetite, lost 14 pounds in one month, lymph node under chin a little sore, underneath both of my armpits were very sore and swollen, docs said that it was not the nodes, it was the tendons, my stool was loose a few times and has not looked heathly in a long time, white spots in the back of my throat they tested for mono which was negative they said post nasal drip, prickly throat, slight
in July of 2004 i got my tonsils removed after seeing an ear nose ant throat specialist. You see, i was ilight>coughingilight> ilight>upilight> those ilight>whiteilight>, stinky balls about three times a week. They would get stuck in the back of my throat, and made my breath smell so bad. i told my dentist about it while i was getting my routine cleaning, and she referred me to the ear nose and throat speacialist. He told me that since i was coughing them up so much, it was time to get my tonsils removed.
The spaying took place on May 5th. i picked her ilight>upilight> May 6th. She was a totally different cat. when i left her on May 2nd, she was vibrant and alert. Since taking her home she's been somewhat lethargic, refusing to eat. She drinks water, though. i took her to my vet on May 9th. She had a 102.5 fever, a little dehydrated, had an upper respiratory infection, some swelling around her stitches and she hasn't eaten yet on her own. My vet administered a vitamin and an antibiotic shot.
Murray Grossan, who invented the Grossan irrigation Machine, and he removed her cyst and the smell went away. 4. One man did a sinus flush, and some ilight>whiteilight> tofu-like ilight>chunksilight> came out. The smell actually got worse for a while, then went back to normal. 5. Many people, particularly the ones who have a strong odor that other people are revolted by, had no change at all after doing a Sinus Flush. 6.
i keep pulling out the mucus, but there is always more there! The mucus is often clear, sometimes ilight>whiteilight>/cloudy in spots and quite sticky. it is usually thinner than the nasal mucus, but it is even more irritating... it very often feels as though i cannot breathe and that i am choking! This has caused me a tremendous amount of anxiety. Can someone reassure me that it is impossible to choke or not breathe due to mucus in one's throat?
i am always ilight>coughingilight> and clearing my throat at meetings like an old man. Worse in a.m. when i wake ilight>upilight> or out in cold walking the dogs. Or.... talking on the telephone or in a meeting. Always have a "frog" in my throat. Doc originally said it could be asthma, allergies, or acid reflux. Lung x-ray was okay. Tested negatively for asthma & allergies. Taking Zantac 75 but it doesn't seem to make any difference.
i am David aged 55 and employed as a postman/driver/sorter, well ilight>upilight> until 38 months ago i had never been into hospital,well boy was that about to change.
And on the weekends i smoke even more. i have been spitting ilight>upilight> pieces of sometimes, ilight>whiteilight> ilight>chunksilight>, othertimes huge mucus "loogeys" thats are very dark yellow, almost orange or even rusty coloured. i have probably been spitting like this for about a year, more or less. im underage and the fact that my mucus is already this bad, scares me since, i dont know what it really means. Does all that mucus/pieces, get expelled from my lungs? ive been smoking for almost 4 years.
Tuesday morning around 3am she started ilight>coughingilight> and woke ilight>upilight>, i layed her back down and she ended ilight>upilight> throwing ilight>upilight>. We clean everything up and lay her down and 30 minutes later she does it again without coughing. We clean up again and 10 minutes later she starts whining and throws up again, by this time she doesn't have anything else to throw up. Yoou could tell the day before she wasn't feeling herself because she didn't eat like she normally does.
Have been trying all day and have given myself a sore throat and ilight>coughingilight> ilight>upilight> blood. i try to fish them out with my finger but i cannot even see them when looking into my throat. Am going to the doctors in the morning as i want something done about it. i hate the constant bad taste and bad breath when the balls get rather big. Any other tips on getting them out without wretching all the time???
ever since i was a kid, when i get tired, (without any bodily exercise), only one leg ACHES. as a kid it would happen when i was very very tired, not due to running around or anything, but just due to not having enough sleep. it was a very intense and deep pain, like it was inside my bone. it was from the front of my ankle up to below my knee. and feels like a "heavy" pain, almost like there's too much fluid in there.
whenever i enter a room with people or even pass by someone i cringe wondering if they'll flare ilight>upilight> by sneezing or ilight>coughingilight> multiple times, watery eyes, hiccupping, and scratching their nose. i have no other choice but to live with it and try to experiment on myself at the same time. i've learned a lot. i have become a very intelligent guy because of this. i've read probably hundreds of pages of myths, folklore, folktales, religious texts, medical journals from all over the world.
i went to the ER several times and finally wound ilight>upilight> at an ENT office. i tried to explain the symptoms as food going ilight>upilight> my nose when i ate, because to me that's how it felt. The ENT thought i was crazy. i went for a barium swallow which showed nothing unusual. i also have trouble swallowing my birth control pills (which i have to take daily) and they are just tiny things. They too feel like they are going up my nose and staying there. Sometimes it takes hours to get it down.
i had the same problem for like 4 years and it has just recently cleared ilight>upilight> in a week. i had constant ilight>whiteilight> coting on my tongue, would brush/scrape 3 times a day. i could not talk to people up close. i mean my breath was terrible, people would hold thier nose, cough and turn away. one of my nostrtils would block every now and then. The smell go so bad that i had to stop going out on social occasions.
if your symptoms are due to sinusitis, they will last as long as the inflammation continues. Here are some ways to clear ilight>upilight> the inflammation. Please check with your doctor to see which of these would work best for you. Please read our sinusitis information at to learn more.
i too used a drug called ThreeLac for treating Candida. There was less problems when i was using it, but the strange symptoms reappeared when i stopped. i cannot afford to buy that drug from US as i have to pay the customs duty everytime here.i am not 100% sure that is worked but it helped upto some certain point. One more thing i observed.
i can handle a stuffy nose as long as there is no sinus pressure and i don’t want to take pseudo ephedrine at night cause it will keep me ilight>upilight>. Any suggestions on my situation would be appreciated. My doctor is not in on the weekend that is why i didn’t ask him.
Originally i thought it was from the cat that i got but my inhaler does not fix this issue the only thing that helps me breath easier is ilight>coughingilight> ilight>upilight> whatever is in the back of my throat and it looks ilight>whiteilight> and slimey so im thinking it is the stomach acid.
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